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Rural Development (IMRD)/Agricultural Economics MSc

University of Ghent Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Full time September MSc 2 years full time

About the course

IMRD, part of the Vlir-UOS scholarship programme, is a joint degree which offers you the opportunity to study rural development in its diversity of international approaches and applications. The 2 year master programme (120 ECTS) is jointly organized by 12 institutes leading in agricultural economics and rural development from all over the world. IMRD offers a combination of basic and specialized theoretical and practical training in technical, economic and social sciences. This competitive master programme has a high extent of international student mobility, making it possible to learn from specialists worldwide.

-Study each semester at a different university and compare international views on rural development.

-Gain practical experience through a 1 month case study in Italy or

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree of min. 3 years from a university or recognized equivalent in preferably bioscience engineering or agricultural sciences, (preferably agricultural economics) with good overall scores (at least a second class or equivalent, preferably higher). Applicants must be able to demonstrate through their transcripts basic science training in: (i) mathematics and/or statistics; (ii) agronomy and/or biology and/or environmental sciences; and (iii) social sciences/sociology and/or rural development and/or economics. See course description for further admission details.


Tuition fee EU student:4.500 €
Tuition fee non-EU student: 9.000,00 €

Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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